Joanna Michael family in Supreme Court in negligence fight – BBC News

‘The family of a mother-of-two stabbed to death will take its negligence claim against two police forces to the Supreme Court.’

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BBC News, 28th July 2014

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Ballinger and another v Mercer Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Ballinger and another v Mercer Ltd and another; [2014] EWCA Civ 996; [2014] WLR (D) 335

‘Where a claimant applied to introduce a new claim by amendment under CPR r 17.4, and the defendant could show a prima facie defence of limitation, the burden was on the claimant to show that the defence was not reasonably arguable. Amendments seeking to add or substitute a new cause of action would only be permitted if they arose out of the same or substantially the same facts as were already in issue on the existing claims.’

WLR Daily, 17th July 2014

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Greenwich Millennium Village Ltd v Essex Services Group plc and others – WLR Daily

Greenwich Millennium Village Ltd v Essex Services Group plc and others: [2014] EWCA Civ 960; [2014] WLR (D) 309

‘A contractor (the respondent) to which building work had been subcontracted which it had in turn subcontracted to another contractor (the appellant) which undertook to indemnify the respondent against liability for the appellant’s negligence was not prevented by its own negligence from enforcing the indemnity clause.’

WLR Daily, 11th July 2014

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Hull mum Kerry Abel jailed over toddler son’s drowning – BBC News

‘The mother of a toddler, who drowned in a bath in Hull, has been sentenced to three years in prison for his manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2014

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MMR vaccine: lawyers sued for pursuing claim based on link to autism – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2014 in class actions, law firms, medical treatment, negligence, news, time limits by sally

‘A man is suing his former legal team for pursuing “hopeless claims” based on flawed research into the MMR vaccine, it has emerged.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2014

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Kyle Keen: Toddler death ‘could have been avoided’ – BBC News

Posted June 19th, 2014 in child abuse, children, hospitals, negligence, news, reports by sally

‘The death of a toddler could have been avoided if a West Midlands hospital had referred him to social services at an earlier date, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 19th June 2014

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Claims against banks for negligent credit references? The possible impact of the Durkin decision – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted June 6th, 2014 in banking, consumer credit, economic loss, negligence, news by sally

‘Professionals in all walks of life are frequently asked to give references in respect of people or organisations. A negligently given reference may cause the recipient who relies on it or the person the subject of it to suffer pure economic loss in respect of which they will want to recover damages. In Durkin v DSG Retail Limited [2014] 1 W.L.R. 1148, the Supreme Court has, in a couple of short paragraphs, given a timely reminder of the pitfalls than may await anyone, in particular banks and other lenders, who gives a negligent reference.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 21st May 2014

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Queen’s Speech: Good deeds ‘to be backed by law’ – BBC News

Posted June 2nd, 2014 in health & safety, negligence, news, personal injuries, volunteers by sally

‘Extra legal protection is to be given to people carrying out good deeds, volunteering or planning local events who end up being involved in liability claims, the government has announced.’

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BBC News, 2nd June 2014

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Nuptial Agreements: Limiting the Family Lawyer’s Exposure to Negligence Claims – Family Law Week

Posted May 28th, 2014 in barristers, drafting, negligence, news, prenuptial agreements, solicitors by sally

‘The authors consider whether family lawyers are assuming unlimited liability when advising upon or drafting nuptial agreements and look at the practicalities of limiting that liability.’

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Family Law Week, 21st May 2014

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Dr Daniel Ubani: No UK extradition over patient death – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in doctors, extradition, homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘The family of man who was killed with a lethal dose of a painkiller by a German doctor said they are “astonished” he will not be extradited to the UK.’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2014

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CA upholds negligence ruling in miner’s compensation case – Legal Futures

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in appeals, compensation, industrial injuries, miners, negligence, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that Yorkshire law firm Raleys was negligent in its handling of a claim under the government compensation scheme for ex-miners suffering from vibration white finger (VWF).’

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Legal Futures, 22nd May 2014

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Law firm’s medical negligence advert was misleading, ASA rules – Legal Futures

‘An internet banner advertisement by an Essex law firm which showed a woman’s face above the slogan “awarded £40,000 after cosmetic surgery – claim now” was misleading, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 21st May 2014

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Appeal court sets aside £186k professional negligence claim – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A Devon firm has won an appeal against a £186,000 damages award for professional negligence following a conveyancing row with a former client.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th May 2014

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Farmer Paul Waterfall cleared over Roger Freeman bull death – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2014 in animals, Crown Prosecution Service, delay, homicide, negligence, news by tracey

‘A farmer who owned a bull or cow which killed a walker has been cleared of manslaughter by gross negligence..’

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BBC News, 7th May 2014

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Claimant groups: 85% of injured workers not compensated – Law Society’s Gazette

‘More than 85% of people injured or made ill at work do not recover any compensation, a new report has stated.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th April 2014

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Paul Schmidt jailed for neglecting elderly mother – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for 20 months for neglecting his elderly mother and defrauding her of thousands of pounds.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2014

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Kent hospitals admit failings over Simon Willson death – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2014 in health, hospitals, mental health, negligence, news, suicide by tracey

‘Two NHS trusts have admitted failures in the care of a father of two who was found hanged in a hospital toilet.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2014

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MoD burdened by unprecedented rise in court actions, MPs warn – The Guardian

‘An unprecedented rise in court actions is placing a huge burden on the Ministry of Defence and could have the unintended consequence of leading to even more civilian casualties, according to a report by MPs.’

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2014

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Hillsborough inquest: Questions and answers – Daily Telegraph

‘The new Hillsborough inquests begin today in Warrington, almost 25 years after Britain’s worst sporting disaster and 18 months after the verdicts in the original inquests were quashed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2014

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Withers ordered to pay out £1.6m over negligence claim – Legal Futures

Posted March 13th, 2014 in damages, drafting, law firms, negligence, news, solicitors by tracey

‘Leading London law firm Withers has been ordered to pay £1.6m in damages after the High Court upheld a claim of professional negligence over the drafting of an LLP agreement.’

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Legal Futures, 13th March 2014

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